Digital TV Europe, 11 Sept 2013
: "The Discovery Channel is the network with the widest distribution in Europe, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report surveyed 270 channels across 212 operators throughout the EMEA region. It found that Discovery is carried on 171 operators ahead of National Geographic, Eurosport and MTV, which were on 169, 164 and 160 channels respectively." -- Despite reference to EMEA -- Europe, Middle East, Africa - the study covers only European countries. The Digital TV Research press release, 11 Sept 2013, also shows that 157 operators carry CNN International, and 153 BBC World News.
Advanced Television, 11 Sept 2013, Branislav Pekic: "Discovery Italia has purchased the exclusive TV, online and mobile rights for the Six Nations rugby tournament from 2014 to 2017. No financial details were revealed. This marks a first for the third largest broadcaster in Italy after RAI and Mediaset in terms of audience share, (surpassing 7 per cent this summer)."